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Cineplexx

Picnic

(Portia; US: 24 Jun 2008; UK: Unavailable)

That Argentinean born and current Barcelona resident Sebastian Litmanovich is joined on Picnic by Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub, Jad Fair of Half Japanese and Duglas Stewart of BMX Bandits, is really all you need to know about Cineplexx. But if you’re still inquisitive, Picnic sees Litmanovich guiding the C86-inspired lo-fi through rippling landscapes that take in the Vaselines, Magnetic Fields, Gruf Rhys and Camera Obscura along the way. Litmanovich’s lush, subtle, Spanish lends Cineplexx an absorbing warmth, while light, ethereal bounce and ‘60s psychedelic conjures up an absorbing setting where the Velvet Underground and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynchi hang with Belle & Sebastian and Gilberto Gil. It’s luscious stuff and very easy to get sucked into the fuzzy ether. But that’s all the fun.

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